Laureate Imports Company was established in 1979 as a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Trading Company.
Its original mission was to generate counter-trade benefits for The Coca-Cola Company in several European Countries where Coca-Cola was expanding business. Laureate imported wines to the United States Market and portions of the hard currency generated were used in the host countries to buy ingredients to further the soft drink business there.
In 1991, Coca-Cola sold Laureate Imports Company to a major wine supplier at that time in Slovenia named Slovenijavino. In 2000, Slovenijavino’s trademarked wines were acquired by the very well known and highly regarded winery, Vinska Klet Goriska Brda in Dobrovo on the Italian border.
Avia Wines, a nationally known and successful line of varietal wines, continues to be marketed by Laureate Imports Company in the United States under the ownership of The Goriska Brda Wine Cellar.
Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian plain. Slovenians refer to their country as “The Green Treasure of Europe”, because it is small, unbelivably beatiful and GREEN!
The country measures 20,273 km² (7827 mi²) in area, and is home to two million inhabitants – sincere, hospitable people of great diligence. It has an exceptional number of top athletes, and a wealth of cultural creativity.
- 2 million people, 32 dialects
- world oldest vine, 400 years
- 20,273 km² (7827 mi²) of territory, 216 km² (83.4 mi²) of vineyards
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